Changing Policy on the Use of Assistance Animals

In recent years, policy surrounding assistance animals has been cast into the public spotlight. This is, in most part, due to the increasing trend of certifying animals that do not fulfill an actual service role. As reported in the July 2018 edition of the Michigan Bar Journal, the term assistance animal is a wider umbrella term encompassing service animals, therapy animals, and emotional support animals. Every type of assistance animals’ purpose is to assist its owner with a disability, whether it be mental or physical. The differences between these types of assistance animals come down to the exact role they Continue Reading…